Red Poles is the home for cellar doors, Brick Kiln wines and Vale Brewing.
The wine tasting is situated in a quaint courtyard area overlooking vineyards and gardens. The Brick Kiln Cellar Door has been open since October 2011 and the hours are from Wednesday to Friday from 12.00 pm to 3.00 pm and weekends including public holidays from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm.
Brick Kiln Wines
The award winning wines offered for tasting are the now acclaimed Brick Kiln Shiraz and Brick Kiln “The Grove” Reserve Shiraz. In addition, a Brick Kiln Shiraz Rose, a Brick Kiln bottle fermented Sparkling Shiraz and a Brick Kiln Pinot Grigio are there for tasting, and for purchase as cellar door only wines.
The McLaren Vale Beer Company was founded in 2008 by a couple of craft beer loving mates from Adelaide. As fans of great food, wine and regional produce, they had come to spend many weekends and holidays in McLaren Vale. Over time, they realized a beer producer could add another dimension to the region’s offering. It’s often said that behind every great wine is great beer… and there certainly are plenty of local winemakers who fancy a knock-off brew or two! The brewery is in Willunga where head brewer Jeff Wright leads a team of proud South Aussies who are passionately committed to the craft styles they create.
In March 2015, South Australian brothers Tim, Pete and Michael Collin, the long term majority shareholders of Mclaren Vale Beer Company, bought out former shareholders, Greg Mackay and Mark Rogers, now making the company 100% family owned.
With the new ownership structure comes the new name; Vale Brewing. While these are significant changes, fans can be assured that the Vale Brewing offering will continue to build on the strength of the core range of Vale ale, New World Lager, Amber and IPA and Dr Pilkington's Miracle Cider along with the latest Fox Hat range of beers.
Their cellar door at Red Poles opened in 2013 and presents the best beer garden in the region. Enjoy the beer tasting paddles in the ambient courtyard or relax on the lawns with tasting paddles of 4 beers available Wednesday to Sunday from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.